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Request for project pitches: ASBCB Omics Codeathon

The National Institutes of Health Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), in partnership with the African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB), is pleased to announce a virtual omics-focused codeathon.

Codeathon Date: October 7-10, 2021


Project pitches begin on or around June 28, 2021. If you're interested in pitching a project, please start thinking about the ideas you want to pitch. Building on the successes of a previous codeathon is great but we also encourage new perspectives when pitching your idea. Thank you and we look forward to your ideas!
Applying early is encouraged.
If you have suggestions or questions with regard to the codeathon, please email Olaitan I. Awe (laitanawe@gmail.com).

If you're interested in pitching projects for the codeathon, please pitch your project ideas by July 30, 2021.
Kindly feel free to forward this to your colleagues who may be interested.

This event is free and open to all life science researchers, data scientists and coders. Codeathon participants will increase their capacity building, hone their bioinformatics and data science skills, and build new relationships during this event.

Participants will be selected based on experience and motivation to attend. Applicants confirming their participation are expected to participate in the full event.

Codeathon themes generally include the following:

  1. Omics Analysis
    • Next-Geneneration Sequencing (NGS)
    • Genomics
    • Transcriptomics
    • Metaomics (Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, Metaproteomics, Analysis of the Microbiome)
    • Proteomics
    • Metabolomics
    • Single cell
    • ChIPseq
    • ATACseq
  2. Tutorials
    • Containers
    • Workflows/Toolkits
    • Jupyter Notebooks
    • Knowledge Collection
  3. Data Science
    • Data Reformatting
    • Data Parsing
    • Visualization
  4. Image Analysis
    • Microscopy
    • Clinical
  5. Text Mining
    • Metadata
    • Clinical Data
    • Publication Data
    • Medical Records and Omics Data
    • Bioassays


Scientists at any stage of their data science journey are encouraged to apply. Codeathon teams will benefit from team members with any of the following skills:

ASBCB Conference:
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ASBCB CoSIs:
ASBCB has broad bioinformatics research groups or communities through which it operates. These ASBCB Communities of Special Interest (CoSI) keep our members engaged in webinars, workshops, and other research events.

Click here to learn more about ASBCB CoSIs.

www.asbcb.org